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Valid coins in circulation

 


100 krónur
Put into circulation in 1995. Diameter 25.5 mm, thickness 2.25 mm and weight 8.5 grams. Its metal composition is nickel brass (70% copper, 24.5% zinc and 5.5% nickel). The edge is alternately plain and milled. The obverse is a stylised representation of the four guardian spirits of Iceland. The reverse shows a lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus).

 

 

50 krónur
Put into circulation in 1987. Diameter 23 mm, thickness 2.6 mm and weight 8.25 grams. Its metal composition is nickel brass (70% copper, 24.5% zinc and 5.5% nickel). The edge is milled. The obverse is a stylised representation of the four guardian spirits of Iceland. The reverse shows a shore crab (Carcinus maenas).

 

10 krónur
Put into circulation in 1984. Diameter 27.5 mm, thickness 1.78 mm and weight 8.0 grams. Its metal composition is 75% copper and 25% nickel. The edge is milled. The obverse is a stylised representation of the four guardian spirits of Iceland, while the reverse shows four capelin (Mallotus villosus).

In 1996 a 10 krónur coin was put into circulation with a different metal composition (nickel-plated steel), weighing 6.9 grams. In other respects the features are the same.

 

 

5 krónur
Put into circulation in 1981. Diameter 24.5 mm and weight 6.5 grams. Its metal composition is 75% copper and 25% nickel. The edge is milled. The obverse is a stylised representation of the four guardian spirits of Iceland, while the reverse shows two dolphins (Delphinus delphis).

 In 1996 a 5 krónur coin was put into circulation with a different metal composition (nickel-plated steel) and lighter, weighing 5.6 grams.

 

 

 1 króna
This króna coin was first put into circulation in 1981. Its diameter is 21.5 mm and it weighs 4.5 grams. Its metal composition is 75% copper and 25% nickel. The edge is milled. The obverse shows a giant, one of the four guardian spirits of Iceland, and the reverse is a cod (Gadus morhua).

 

In 1989 a one-króna coin was put into circulation with a different metal composition (nickel-plated steel) and lighter, weighing 4.0 grams.